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Old 03-21-2018, 02:04 PM
 
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I'm not even sure to whom this place would appeal!
a hoarder!

Zsa Zsa Gabor or Elvis reincarnated?
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Old 03-21-2018, 02:09 PM
 
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Good luck on the sale @550K.....neighborhood is full of 40-50K sales.

I know an old lady that looks like Zsa Zsa and has the same decorator as this Detroit palace. White, mirror and gold are her 3 favorite colors.....cars are white/white interior too but they are Rolls Royces. Her house needs a full remodel (mirrored kitchen cabinets are a sight to see!) and it is priced double what it is worth!
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Old 03-22-2018, 07:25 AM
Status: "I cannot wait for the heat to break..." (set 3 days ago)
 
Location: Where the sun likes to shine!!
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Wow...good luck with that. I feel bad for the realtor when the owner wants to know why his/her "fabulous" house hasn't sold.
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Old 03-22-2018, 09:05 AM
 
Location: Tennessee
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Blinding. I can't imagine what it looks like it bright sun.
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Old 03-22-2018, 08:44 PM
 
Location: The Berk in Denver, CO USA
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My Big Fat Greek Wedding.
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Old 03-22-2018, 09:13 PM
 
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Obviously the home is not worth $550,000. Unless you can move it to my street. Not that I would want it.

We know the area has homes in the $33,000 range. Lets say that this home is really unique and can fetch a good price. We give the value of the home $40,000.

Lets look at the contents though. You can find examples of the Kohler & Campbell Baby grand for sale from a low of $2,500 on up to $25,000. From that picture alone I would place the piano at least in the $8,000 range.

The cars on the auction market could bring in $25,000 each if they are as well cared for as they look. So now we are at $98,000.

we have no idea of the other items in the home. The place seems to loaded with interesting items. Claims to have lots of automotive items. I don't have the training to see if the other items visible would bring in an additional $452,000. I am betting that you would easily have $100,000 in items there. It would really take someone in the auction market to take a walk and value the items in the home.

The "collection" needs to be sold off.
I agree, I think that there could be a "hidden treasure" :-) lot of things with price tag. Don't have an idea about cars, but if they are appraised for almost $250k, I think you'll find more. Even the old appliances, people paying a lot of money for it these days. I think he tried to declutter the house already. There are big, black bags full of something, next to the stairs.

Of course that his price is not realistic, but somehow I feel bad for this guy. He's old, has health issues and has to sell his loving home. Obviously, he cares a lot about his house.
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Old 03-22-2018, 10:05 PM
 
Location: Portland, Oregon
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When I saw the first two photos, of the exterior and the immaculately white exotic living room, my first thoughts were of someone with atrociously bad taste. But as I looked at all the rest, I began to have some respect for the person or persons that did this. In this age of all neutrals, everything beige or grey, with no personality, everything Pottery Barn/Restoration Hardware/Crate and Barrel generic, it's nice to see someone just go wild and do what they want and to hell with what anyone else thinks. The attention to detail in each room is remarkable. I seriously would pay money to go on a tour of this house. This could almost be something a hip artist put together ironically. Now, don't get me wrong. I still think it is in atrociously bad taste. I would never want to live in a house decorated like that. But it certainly is a monument to personal style, which is in such short supply these days.
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Old 03-23-2018, 02:03 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles (Native)
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Good luck on the sale @550K.....neighborhood is full of 40-50K sales.

I know an old lady that looks like Zsa Zsa and has the same decorator as this Detroit palace. White, mirror and gold are her 3 favorite colors.....cars are white/white interior too but they are Rolls Royces. Her house needs a full remodel (mirrored kitchen cabinets are a sight to see!) and it is priced double what it is worth!
Yeah I had to check comps quickly too . I wonder how the discussion of price went down between the owner and the agent .

I donít see them getting anywhere near that even with the cars and other stuff included .

I think Iím going to favorite /bookmark it on Redfin just to see what happens with it .
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Old 03-23-2018, 04:03 AM
 
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Nassar is a Lebanese surname. Doesn't mean there isn't Irish Traveler somewhere though...
Nassar is a common surname in a number of Arabic countries. For many years, this area of Detroit was known to be largely a Chaldean community.

While my first reaction was "hideous", it was less harsh once I saw the owner describe his place in the news story. Still, it's definitely not my taste. It would be blinding to see the main room on a sunny day!

In any event, it will be difficult to sell the house with all of the furnishings included.
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Old 03-24-2018, 11:01 AM
 
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That thing is AMAZING. The world would be a much more boring place without this home in it. My emotions ran the gamut while looking at the pics, from horror to delight to disbelief to admiration. I kept forcing my husband to look at the photos because they just kept getting more and more outrageous. "There's a butterfly on the toilet seat!" might be my favourite remark.
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